The 22nd Association of University Language Communities’ (AULC) annual conference will take place over 3 days (Mon 29 – Wed 31 March 2021) and will be hosted by the University of Leeds, online. The conference title is [Digital] Practitioners, Pedagogy and Policy.

The aim of the conference is to enable language centre practitioners, language educators and scholars to present and discuss their practice, pedagogies and scholarship/research around these three broad strands of language education in HE.

We hope that by holding the conference over 3 days, delegates will have more time to peruse the pre-recorded talks in advance, and post comments and questions. There will be opportunities to participate in some live presentations, synchronous discussions and workshops. 

It will be an opportunity for our community to come together to share scholarship/research, pedagogy, practice and reflections on teaching in our context. We welcome contributions from language educators in world languages and cultures including English and EAP. This year in particular participants are encouraged to reflect on the impact of remote and digital language teaching and learning.

Submission guidelines

If you would like to present on any of the following topics, please complete the online form. You will be asked to submit an abstract of up to 300 words, and to indicate which of the themes your abstract best fits.


  • Overcoming the challenges and relishing the opportunities of digital practice (practitioners / pedagogy / policy)
  • (What is) digital language education and approaches to digital practice (pedagogy/practice)
  • Equality, inclusion and diversity in online teaching (policy / pedagogy / practice)
  • Students and student voice in digital language learning (pedagogy/practice)
  • Embedding digital pedagogy in the language curriculum (policy/pedagogy/practice); hybrid and blended language learning
  • Professional / Practitioner identities online

The closing date for submission of abstracts is Wednesday 6th January (17.00). Please be aware that this is a strict deadline.

We look forward to receiving your submission!

Contributors will be notified by the end of January whether their submission has been accepted or not.

If you have any questions, please email 

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